Screenshot of my Vim

As you can see in my case, I can barely see my cursor when it is on an error highlighted by You Complete Me as an error. How do I make my cursor more visible?

My GTK+ theme is Numix, I use Gnome and this is the Gnome Terminal in XTerm colors, if that helps.

  • what is your background setting? Nov 9, 2018 at 11:41
  • Use colors from the background theme, which is Numix, and I don't think that's relevant but I use Arc-Dark as shell theme.
    – huB1erTi2
    Nov 9, 2018 at 11:49
  • No, I want to know your background setting. :set background? Nov 9, 2018 at 13:34
  • Sorry for being so late @ChristianBrabandt, it's light. background=light
    – huB1erTi2
    Nov 10, 2018 at 9:54
  • So try :set background=dark Nov 10, 2018 at 18:17

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What fixed my problem, was setting background option to dark, as @ChristianBrabandt suggested in comments on my original post. :set background=dark

What it basically does is adjusting the background colors without changing the syntax highlighting colors. I won't go into much detail, as this explains it way better than I ever could.

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